New pump station at Cleveland Showgrounds

Construction of a $3 million sewerage pump station will commence this month at Cleveland Showgrounds to replace ageing infrastructure. The new, state-of-the-art pump station, capable of reliably meeting current and future capacity, will be built adjacent to the existing pump station, which will be demolished after the new pump station is operational.

Scheduled to commence at the beginning of October, the new pump station will be finished by March 2016, weather permitting, with O’Leary Drainage and Civil appointed as the principal contractor to build the plant and J&P Richardson Industries to manage electrical works.

The existing pump station, built in the mid-1970s, has become one of the most important in Cleveland, a major feeder plant that pumps much of the area’s sewerage to the Cleveland Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is nearing the end of its functional life and will not reliably meet the future needs of the community.

The new pump station has been designed with control measures that will significantly reduce odour nuisance, welcome news for visitors to the showgrounds and those who use the surrounding sporting fields.

Residents may notice some construction noise during the project, particularly while the new foundations are driven into the ground. Every effort will be taken to minimise disruption to the surrounding area and restrict construction noise to the hours of 7am-5pm.

Please contact Council on 3829 8999 should you have any concerns during these works.

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